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Fourth of July Waffles

These patriotic polenta waffles make the perfect canvas for a red, white and blue flag of strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream. They're perfect for Fourth Of July morning!

Fourth Of July Waffle

Fourth of July Waffles

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

Image of Fourth of July Waffles


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature, separated)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (at room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • For the Toppings:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Whipped Cream


  1. Heat the waffle iron. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, polenta, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl whisk or beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  2. Form a well in the dry ingredients and add the egg yolks, buttermilk, milk, vanilla, and oil. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry, being careful not to overmix. A few lumps are fine. With a large rubber spatula, gently fold the whites into the mixture just until to combined to maintain the airy texture. Ladle the mixture onto the preheated, sprayed waffle iron and cook according the waffle iron directions.
  3. To serve, arrange your topping ingredients in the shape of an American flag.
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